Chapter 1778 – Forces Sent
On the deck of the Hell King’s Ship, Zhao Hai, Zhang Feng, Tie Yi, Tie Ying, as well as the rest of the transcending tribulation experts were drinking wine. They were in a celebratory mood.
Zhang Feng lifted his cup as he laughed and said, “Happy, very happy. We finally dealt with the Wandering Soul Group. I reckon now that there won’t be a lot of sects who would dare to stretch their claws towards the Black Tiger Gang. If they did, then their hands would be chopped off!”
The others laughed as well. Tie Ying smiled and said, “Besides the scourge that is the Wandering Soul Group, there are still the four sects to deal with. They shouldn’t have a lot of immortal experts right? Even if they have, we aren’t necessarily afraid of them.”
After Tie Ying said that, everyone turned towards Zhao Hai. Knowing that he killed two immortal experts, they couldn’t help but admire him.
Zhao Hai looked at everyone and said, “Naturally, we need to deal with the four sects. However, we cannot destroy them at this time. Otherwise, the Myriad Demons Sect will be given an opportunity to intervene. We still need time. When the Myriad Demons Sect isn’t able to take care of itself, then we will strike. When the time comes, the entire Great World of Cultivation would know that they cannot mess with the Black Tiger Gang!”
Zhao Hai and the others have now left the territory of the Wandering Soul Group. The two immortal experts had been killed by Zhao Hai. Gui Jianchou was also dead. The transcending tribulation experts of the Wandering Soul Group were also wiped out. In this case, the Wandering Soul Group has been completely erased from the Great World of Cultivation.
Zhao Hai and the others also took away some key properties of the Wandering Soul Group and destroyed their guardian formation. Although they left, Zhao Hai still erected a stone monument that read “Black Tiger Gang Territory” on the Wandering Soul Group’s headquarters. This land would belong to the Black Tiger Gang in the future. All those who didn’t agree would be treated as declaring a war against the sect.
Naturally, Zhao Hai knew that with the existence of the Myriad Demons Sect, the stone monument had little effect. Other sects can occupy the territory of the Wandering Soul Group if they were given consent by the Myriad Demons Sect. However, Zhao Hai still left the monument in order to leave a mark so that the Black Tiger Gang would have justification if it wants to take the territory back in the future.
Zhao Hai was aware that before the Heavenly Demons invade the Great World of Cultivation, the Black Tiger Gang wouldn’t be able to face the Myriad Demons Sect. This was also the reason why Zhao Hai expressed that it wasn’t the time to destroy the four sects. They were able to eliminate the Wandering Soul Group because they had prior grudges. The Myriad Demons Sect wouldn’t be able to use this as an excuse to put more pressure onto the Black Tiger Gang.
But if Zhao Hai and the others continue on and eliminate the four sects, then the Myriad Demons Sect would be given an opportunity to send troops. It would only take the destruction of one of the four sects to give the Myriad Demons Sect a reason to send troops.
It must be clarified that the Black Tiger Gang wasn’t afraid of the Myriad Demons Sect. After the underground base was constructed, even with their entire strength, the Myriad Demons Sect wouldn’t be able to defeat the Black Tiger Gang. However, Zhao Hai has no plans to be in a war with the Myriad Demons Sect. This was because the Myriad Demons Sect still had its use.
In a year, the Heavenly Demons would invade the Great World of Cultivation. If the Black Tiger Gang fights the Myriad Demons Sect before that happens, then it would just reduce the fighting strength of the Great World of Cultivation.
Once the Heavenly Demons arrive, the Myriad Demons Sect would be too preoccupied to take action against the Black Tiger Gang.
And if the Myriad Demons Sect suffers heavy losses against the Heavenly Demons, then their gap with the Black Tiger Gang would shrink. When that time comes, the Black Tiger Gang would become the top sect in the Northern Divergent Province.
It must be said that the Black Tiger Gang’s biggest weakness was their lack of powerful experts. Compared to the Myriad Demons Sect, the Black Tiger Gang has a severe lack of transcending tribulation experts. Because of this, they have no means to be in a war against the Myriad Demons Sect.
At this time, Zhao Hai and the others were on their way to the territories of the four sects to cause trouble. This way, the four sects would be forced to withdraw their troops.
Zhang Feng looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Little Hai, what are we doing next? Should we divide our numbers?”
There was a reason why Zhang Feng asked this. Just as they attacked the Wandering Soul Group, the other four sects also invaded the Black Tiger Gang. They were currently exchanging attacks with Tie Zhantian and the others.
It was also because of this that Zhao Hai and the others rushed towards the territory of the four sects. They wanted to attack the four sects to make them withdraw their troops. And by dividing themselves into four groups, they would be able to force the four sects to retreat at the same time.
However, Zhao Hai didn’t think so. He shook his head and said, “That won’t go well. We shouldn’t divide our forces. The four sects have the Myriad Demons Sect behind them. Our elimination of the Wandering Soul Group has certainly reached their ears. If we divided ourselves, then the Myriad Demons Sect might hunt us down. Therefore, we need to group up. Although we’re going to be slow, we will be able to preserve our strength. Compared to the Myriad Demons Sect, the Black Tiger Gang has very few people. The Myriad Demons Sect can brush off a loss of 100 transcending tribulation experts while we can’t. Without people, the underground base would be useless.”
Zhang Feng thought about it and then nodded, “You’re right. Those guys from the Myriad Demons Sect aren’t stupid. When they see us attacking the four sects, they would immediately know what we’re aiming for. It would be troublesome if they sent an immortal expert to wipe us out. But Little Hai, is the sect going to be fine? What if the Myriad Demons Sect sends an Immortal Expert to attack the headquarters?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Don’t worry. They will be fine. As long as they don’t send more than three immortal experts, there won’t be any problem. I’m still here. If the enemy sends an immortal expert, I would immediately give support.”
Hearing this, Zhang Feng immediately thought that Hu Shan would help the sect. But in fact, Zhao Hai meant Elder Zhu and the immortal expert of the Wandering Soul Group.
Hu Shan cannot go out of the Space, but he can use the 12 metal beasts to oppose the enemy. As for Elder Zhu and the immortal expert of the Wandering Soul Group, Zhao Hai gave them full body armor that would hide their appearance. With this, the two immortal-level Undead could go to the Black Tiger Gang and help oppose the enemy.
Because of this arrangement, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried that the Black Tiger Gang would suffer an accident. Even if an immortal expert did indeed appear, then Elder Zhu and the immortal expert of the Wandering Soul Group would be able to deal with them.
After being turned into Undead, instead of decreasing, the strength of the two immortal experts rose instead. It must be known that the armor that they were currently using was the sacred armor of the Space. The armor has undergone multiple upgrades since Zhao Hai acquired it. Although it wasn’t indestructible like liquid silver, it wouldn’t fall short to the armors of the Great World of Cultivation.
Moreover, Zhao Hai wasn’t worried that the two would be recognized. As long as they don’t use their dao avatars, their identities wouldn’t be known. And in the Great World of Cultivation, there were sects that had methods to refine immortal-level undead. However, only genius evil cultivators could do that.
The Black Tiger Gang was a sect founded by demon beasts. And its collection of cultivation methods wasn’t bad at all. Moreover, with Hu Shan’s background, it would not be strange for him to suddenly take out two immortal-level undead.
Zhang Feng said, “Heavy Sand Sect, Iron Blade Sect, Withered Vine Sect, Great Strength Sect. Little Hai, you’ve seen information about these four sects. Which one do you think we should attack?”
Zhao Hai replied, “We’ll deal with the Withered Vine Sect first. They’re a demon sect that’s very close to the Myriad Demons Sect. I heard that the sect master has received advice from an elder of the Myriad Demons Sect. This allowed the sect to reach its current position. We can treat the Withered Vine Sect as a branch of the Myriad Demons Sect. We’ll beat them up properly before moving on to the other sects.”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “Alright, but the Withered Vine Sect wouldn’t be an easy target. I heard that their headquarters is protected by Sky Reaching Vines. It’s very hard to attack.”
Zhao Hai nodded. He also had some understanding regarding sky reaching vines. Although it wasn’t a heavenly treasure, the plant was still very rare.
Sky reaching vines were very tenacious. They’re very difficult to damage with blades and swords. Just like its name, it could reach the sky. It could crack stone by waving its vines. If an ordinary nascent soul expert encounters a sky reaching vine, then they would be killed on the spot.
Most importantly, sky reaching vines were the nemesis of large artifacts. Although they really can’t reach the sky, they could tower up to about 10 thousand meters high. If it really swung its vines, it would be able to pluck a large artifact from the sky and entangle it.
And although sky reaching vines were plants, they were carnivorous. Whether they be cultivators or beasts, on land, sea, or air, they would be eaten by the vines. They’re a headache to face.
According to legend, the first sect leader of the Withered Vine Sect was a sky reaching vine. This was astonishing since sky reaching vines didn’t live for long. Most sky reaching vines would only live up to 100 years. After budding they would take one year to reach 1000 meters long and then another ten years to reach 10 thousand meters long. Then they would stop growing. After reaching 100 years old, most sky reaching vines wouldn’t gain any wisdom. And even if they did, they would be at the end of their lifespans and would soon die.
However, the sect leader of the Withered Vine Sect was a special type of sky reaching vine. It was said that it lived up to ten thousand years before it died. However, after seeing Hu Shan as well as the immortal-stage experts, Zhao Hai didn’t dare to believe this fact.
In order to attack the Withered Vine Sect, Zhao Hai and the others would need to deal with the sky reaching vines. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to proceed.
However, Zhao Hai already had a simple plan to deal with the vines, and that was poison! The sky reaching vine was a plant. If Zhao Hai could get a sample of it and have it analyzed by the universal scanner, then the processing machine would be able to produce a special herbicide specifically to deal with the vines. When the time comes, the sky reaching vines wouldn’t be any different than piles of hay.
Naturally Zhao Hai wouldn’t reveal this method to Zhang Feng and the others. Therefore, he nodded and said, “We’ll act according to the circumstances. If we can, we’ll destroy all of the sky reaching vines of the Withered Vine Sect. It would be best if we could dig up some and send them back. Then our Black Tiger Gang would have another means to defend.”
Zhang Feng nodded and said, “Alright. However, sky reaching vines aren’t easy to grow. Besides the Withered Vine Sect, no other sect was able to cultivate them.”
Tie Ying added, “That’s not really accurate. I heard that the Myriad Demons Sect has a lot of sky reaching vines. This means that the vine can grow in other places. The issue is the method to cultivate them.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “It’s good as long as there’s a way. This time, when we kill cultivators of the Withered Vine Sect and turn them into Undead, maybe we’ll be able to get the method to plant the vine.”
Zhang Feng gave a nod and said, “It would be good if we can get the method. However, if we want to attack the Withered Vine Sect, we would need to go a longer path. Otherwise, if we pass through the Iron Blade Sect’s territory, then we’ll be alerting them to our presence.”
Zhao Hai coldly snorted and said, “If we alert them, then we alert them. Let’s see how the Iron Blade Sect stops us. We’ll cross their territory and kill everyone we see.”
The Iron Blade Sect is famous for their artifacts. They were especially known for their preference for crafting bladed weapons. Blades made by the Iron Blade Sect are famous in the entire Great World of Cultivation.
Additionally, the territory of the Iron Blade Sect was rich in mines. These mines are the foundation of the sect’s resources. They would trade these ores out in exchange for other resources. Because of this, although the Iron Blade Sect wasn’t strong, they have a good relationship with a lot of sects. Even the Black Tiger Gang has imported ores from the Iron Blade Gate in the past.